Showcase your animated work at the International Animation Festival! Mix & mingle with animation lovers as you network with animators, filmmakers and industry members from across the globe! Plus, your chance to win awards and potentially lock down a distribution deal with our partnered film distributors!

Submit now to be featured as part of the 2022 International Animation Festival!

Animation deserves all the praise in the world, and we're here to help give it the boost it deserves. We want our animation finalists top get the acclaim they deserve. Through our partnerships, our social media network and our festival itself, we're doing our part to take your animated work to the next level!

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The 2022 International Animation Festival is being held through an immersive online festival event venue that will span across 72 hours: Loaded up with resources, panels, interviews, masterclasses, accessible tools, networking opportunities, educational opportunities and of course: A whole lot of incredible, privately screened films.
We can't wait to see you there!

Jury Award Prizes in the following categories:
Best Animated Feature
Best Animated Short
Best Student Animation
Best Story
Best Animated Music Video
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Screenplay

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

-There is no minimum running time.

-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2018.

-All animated genres are welcome!

-Submission fees are non-refundable

-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you Ottawa International Animation Festival for choosing my SuperDreadi short script, "Enter the Dreadi," as a 2022 Quarter Finalist. I so appreciate your thoughtful consideration and encouragement. xoxo

    February 2023
  • Thank you for selecting my short film script as a quarter finalist. Contest placings are always a great boost in a very difficult profession particularly as very high quality and detailed animation is costly and can take a long time to make. As mentioned before it is good to be able to enter in specific animation sections. Also the trophies might have an extra expense because there is a lot of personalised engraving on each eg your place, your name, the title of your entry. If contestants feel this then maybe review the awards. Thank you for orgainising this festival with such reasonable entry fees.

    January 2023
  • —Simply thrilled my first screenwriting effort, OUT OF THE PARK, made Final!! Truly an honor!

    December 2022
  • Linda Kudzmas

    I am so proud to have my short, 'Misfortune', as an official selection. The films in the festival were very good and I am honored to be a part of the lineup. A good time was had by all.

    December 2022
  • Mark Kelly

    It was a helpful contest. The trophies are too expensive.

    December 2022